Dallas/Fort Worth Airport introduces a new way of getting to/from the airport. On August 18 Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) begins the first commuter rail service directly to DFW.
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is the world’s third busiest and services about 60 million customers a year. The Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) is the country’s longest light rail system.
The 5-mile segment of the Orange Line links newly renovated Terminal A and Belt Line Station. The station is part of major airport reconstruction project. With its opening, DART will be able to offer continuing service to major regional destinations including Las Colinas Convention Center and the Irving Convention Center, North Lake College, University of Dallas, and Downtown Dallas.
“Every renowned, world-class airport has rail service to the city center,” said Sean Donohue, CEO of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. “One of our key priorities is to continue to grow globally and add more international service, so to be able to provide that same access to our customers is fantastic.” The airport officials and Dallas administration both say light rail service from the airport to the rest of the DART Service Area will help attract everything from corporations to conferences. It will provide new opportunities for business and further development of the Dallas/Forth Worth area.
DART offers its customers convenient schedule. Early morning and late night trains ensure passengers and employees can get to their flights, work or home. The first Orange Line train departing downtown Dallas arrives at DFW Airport Station at 3:50 a.m. The last train departs DFW Airport for downtown at 1:12 a.m. weekdays; 12:12 a.m. weekends. Check the fares at DART official page.